How to Winterize Your Home

We hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday and joyous new year! We also hope that everyone stays safe today with the snow and ice we received last night!

With all of these frigid temps and weather, how has your home held up to Winter? Have you taken the necessary steps to help cut your costs brought on by the cold weather? There are several steps that you can do to prepare your home for the season.

Winterize Your Home!

Home Builders Association Ball – 2017

We had a blast this past weekend at the Home Builders Association Ball in downtown New Bern!

We are happy to be apart of an organization for building professionals to help continue the American dream of safe and successful home ownership in our local community!

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Read for Yourself! There is a difference!

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The Truth about Design & Construction

Some people have a misunderstanding about the design and construction process. Some think that contractors and designers can read minds and know exactly what their client is thinking. Some think that contractors and designers can work magic and can make all of their clients’ dreams appear in an instant.

In order for your dream home to be perfectly completed, it takes time, good communication, and good collaboration from all parties involved. Durham, NC architect and Houzz.com contributor, Jody Brown, created a fun venn diagram to explain the realities of the design/construction process. Don’t cut corners to do things cheaply, and don’t cut corners to do things quickly. It’s important that things are done the right way. It will be well worth it in the end!

 

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Having a hard time getting in touch with you general contractor?

Have you had a bad experience dealing with a contractor in the past? It shouldn’t have to be a difficult and painful relationship. Communication should be clear and open. You should be up-to-date on the stages of your new home. Your dealings with your contractor should be exciting and informative.

We want your experience to be as stress-free and as positive as possible. After all, this may be your one and only dream home that we’re dealing with! We are with you every step of the way, and we pride ourselves in our exceptional client relationships.

Get in touch with us today. We assure you that it will be a positive and exciting experience! What are you waiting for?

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The Future of Home Construction and How Technology Can Help

It’s crazy to think how quickly technology changes our lives. Now, companies are making robots to lay an enormous amount of bricks in a short time – speeding up construction… and are making ‘smart homes’ to automatically increase energy efficiency without a single hassle placed on the homeowner. Who knows where we’ll be with the housing market in 20 years? It’s an interesting start to a better, cleaner, more efficient future.

Read about SAM, the brick-laying robot, and how he is possibly molding the future of construction: https://commercialobserver.com/2017/09/robots-are-coming-online-to-change-construction-forever/

Read about the ‘smart’ neighborhood being tested to improve a home’s energy efficiency: http://www.witn.com/content/news?article=447728053

Let A Professional Contractor Tackle the Job!

Let the professionals build your dream home! We make sure that everything is done correctly and exactly the way you want. You might think it would be worth doing the work yourself, or wonder if there really is an advantage to having KitCorp build your new home… just remember: Yes… there is a difference!

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Natural Disasters and How They Affect the Housing Market

It’s interesting to think about how a hurricane, or any natural disaster, will play on the housing market. According to the news article below, “Typical hurricanes raise real home prices for years, peaking between 3 percent and 4 percent three years after the storm, 2010 Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas research found.” For more information, click:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-07/harvey-delivers-windfall-to-lucky-few-who-built-on-high-ground

As with Hurricane Harvey, our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by Hurricane Irma. It’s heartbreaking to see such devastation back-to-back in our country. If you’d like to help those dealing with the aftermath of Irma, please visit:

https://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/92311448/list/hurricane-irma-how-you-can-help

Helping Hurricane Harvey Victims

Devastation continues to batter parts of Texas. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by Hurricane Harvey. Houzz provided a helpful reference if you’d like to help out those in need: https://www.houzz.com/…/l…/hurricane-harvey-how-you-can-help

While you’re checking out Houzz, visit our Kit Corp profile to see our idea books & what we can do for you: https://www.houzz.com/p…/billy-russell6316395/kit-corp-homes

New Home Production is Looking Up!

“We are seeing housing production return to trend after a softer reading last month,” said National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Chief Economist Robert Dietz. “The gradual growth in single-family starts in 2017 is in line with our forecast, and we should see this sector continue to strengthen throughout the year as consumers show interest in the housing market.”

Things are definitely looking up for new home construction! You can get in on all of action. Contact us today to get started on your dream home!

https://www.consumeraffairs.com/news/a-turnaround-for-new-home-construction-071917.html